Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Changing and not changing the way we use our agricultural land

Posted 03 Jun 2009 / 0

A few years ago when I was still a graduate student in Stony Brook University’s Department of Ecology and Evolution, a group of us formed a reading group with the ambitious moniker “Social Policy and Global Progress”. Our ambitions in forming the group were clear: we wanted to ground our understanding of ecology and evolution Read More

A Major Post, Climate Change, Ecology, Food, Hunger, Public Policy, Sustainability, Vegetarianism

Quantitative Sustainability and the practice of Life Cycle Analysis

Posted 01 Jun 2009 / 1

Pratt Institute, where my primary duties are to teach students about ecology and evolution, is undergoing a green revolution. In many ways this is not all that remarkable: many campuses are “greening” themselves and at least pitching the idea that they are becoming more sustainable. At Pratt, there’s something slightly different going on: we aren’t Read More

A Major Post, Center for Sustainable Design Studies, Greenwashing, Life Cycle Analysis, Pratt Institute, Quantitative Analysis, Sustainability